The 5 Elements of the Clutch Performer

One Shining Moment, the NCAA mantra of champions as its athletes cut down nets in the wake of March Madness. Soon the NBA will kick off their playoff season, and of course the chase for Lord Stanley’s Cup begins this week. There’s no doubt each champion will have great performances from star players. But as we […]

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Offseason Training: The Importance Of Proper Physical Assessments

After a long season it’s important for players to take some time off and let their body rest. During this down time players should consider a regeneration phase by getting the necessary body care. You might be wondering what exactly a ‘regeneration phase’ is. It’s basically getting your player the proper body treatment they need […]

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Offense Via Puck Possession: Zone Entry Delays

Coaches want to play a possession game. We hear that in just about every coach’s pre-game presser. Here is the simplicity of attack hockey: take what’s given. Meaning, if opposition gives you entry to the offensive zone without having to beat anyone 1×1, then we want you to skate it in and keep possession. If […]

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The biggest challenge when it comes to steady improvement in skills and realizing potential is improving the skills that really translate to the next level. That does not mean a set list of skills that are useful, it is more about the individual and what they can bring to the game at the next level. […]

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Steve Smith & Carolina’s Penalty Kill | My Favourite Coaching Presentations

Our Coaches’ Conference is coming back to Toronto on July 20th & 21st this summer and it got me thinking about all my favourite presentations from the last seven years. There’s a few different ways to categorize these – inspirational, useful, most entertaining – but for me, my top three are going to be based […]

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Pro Skills & Drills: Glen Carnegie & the Art of Deception

Confusion. Subterfuge. Deception. These three words are becoming the base upon which our game is developing as we creep closer to the end of the decade. In the never-ending search for more offense, coaches are sending every player possible into offensive rushes. It’s a matter of time before Mike Smith from the Calgary Flames is […]

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TRANSITION! The game of hockey like all other sports has a language that catches on and is used over and over. You often hear coaches demand of their players that, “we want to play fast in transition.” As coaches, we create all kinds of drills to work on the offensive component of transition. Meaning, once […]

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